ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is an elective unit for the Certificate IV and Diploma of Library and Information Services. The unit provides the skills and knowledge required to complete original descriptive cataloguing and catalogue maintenance activities. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Use current industry cataloguing systems and technology skills
  • Use problem solving skills to review and respond to database maintenance issues
  • Use literacy skills to interpret and construct bibliographic entries
  • Use numeracy skills to work with numerical features of cataloguing systems
  • Understand cataloguing standards and systems used in Australian libraries e.g. AACR, USMARC/Metadata, DDC, LCC, LCSH and SCIS
  • Understand own organisation’s cataloguing system/s, and use of national network and computer system, including command languages and procedures
  • Edit copy cataloguing records in line with own organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Understand principles of bibliographic description and access
  • Prepare basic descriptive cataloguing records
  • Resolve typical cataloguing problems
  • Follow procedures for maintaining cataloguing records
  • Understand copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues and legislation that impact on cataloguing

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

This unit applies to individuals in information services organisations responsible for maintaining catalogues, as well as for copy and original descriptive cataloguing. It is relevant to all library types.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any library and information services workplace context.

For further information on this unit visit training.gov.au